Category Archives: Marvel

Dynamic Forces Interview About Champions #1

I spoke to Byron Brewer at Dynamic Forces all about our Champions relaunch arriving in stores on January 2nd, 2018. We cover a lot of great information. Give it a read!

Newsarama Interview About CHAMPIONS #1

I spoke to Chris Arrant at Newsarama about our new CHAMPIONS #1 arriving in early January: who’s on the team, their expanded mission, a new hero, and dark secrets.

THIS is the article you need to read to get ready for CHAMPIONS #1 in January.

Please share far and wide, (and tell your local comic shop you want to pre-order). Thanks for the support, gang!

The Avengers meets Conan the Barbarian in ‘Avengers: No Road Home’ this March

New York, NY–December 7, 2018–The all-new weekly Avengers event continues in March with an epic story from Al Ewing, Mark Waid, and Jim Zub, with art by Sean Izaakse and Paco Medina – and the famed barbarian himself is slashing his way into the Marvel Universe in AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME!

It all starts when The Scarlet Witch enters the Hyborian Age, and continues when the Avengers take their fight to the Queen of the Night! And while Conan and the Avengers will fight together, the question remains…whose side is Conan really on?

It’s an action-filled, jam-packed story that you won’t want to miss, and it all starts in AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME #6 – when the Marvel Universe will be forever changed, by Crom!

AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME #6
Written by AL EWING, MARK WAID, JIM ZUB
Art by SEAN IZAAKSE
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
On Sale 3/20/19

Talking About Avengers: No Road Home with CBR

Mark Waid, Al Ewing, and I spoke to Dave Richards at Comic Book Resources about Avengers: No Road Home, the new weekly epic Avengers starting in February. Click on through to find out how the project started, which characters we have on board and teasers of secrets yet to be revealed.

Marvel Comics Arriving February 2019


AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME #1 (OF 10)
AL EWING, JIM ZUB & MARK WAID (W) • PACO MEDINA (A)
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
Hidden Gem Variant Cover by MARK BROOKS
VARIANT COVER by ADAM HUGHES
CONNECTING VARIANT BY MICO SUAYAN (1 of 3)
VARIANT COVER BY MARK BROOKS
VARIANT COVER BY JUAN FERREYRA

The team that brought you AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER REUNITES for an all-new weekly AVENGERS adventure!

Night has fallen across the universe. Now seven Avengers — and one new addition — journey forth to bring back the light. But when the threat they face has destroyed even the gods…will anyone make it home?
LEGACY #708
40 PGS./Rated T+ …$4.99


AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME #2 (OF 10)
AL EWING, JIM ZUB & MARK WAID (W) • PACO MEDINA (A)
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
CONNECTING VARIANT COVER by MICO SUAYAN (2 OF 3)
Nyx, the Queen of Night, battles the Avengers over the bodies of her victims — and Hawkeye pays the price of defiance!
LEGACY #709
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


AVENGERS: NO ROAD HOME #3 (OF 10)
AL EWING, JIM ZUB & MARK WAID (W) • PACO MEDINA (A)
Cover by YASMINE PUTRI
CONNECTING VARIANT COVER by MICO SUAYAN (3 OF 3)
Rocket Raccoon comes face-to-face with his past — and it isn’t pretty! Meanwhile, the Avengers search the universe for the Shards of Night — and find trouble in the shape of the Children of Nyx!
LEGACY #710
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


CHAMPIONS #2
JIM ZUB (W) • STEVEN CUMMINGS (A)
Cover by KIM JACINTO
CAPTAIN MARVEL VARIANT COVER BY PEPE LARRAZ
• When the dream is at stake, everything you believe in and have fought dearly for, what would you be willing to sacrifice to keep it alive?
• One of the Champions has made a choice that will haunt them for the rest of their days… And now the villain behind that decision has everything they need to shatter the next generation of heroes.
• Jim Zub (AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER, UNCANNY AVENGERS) and Steven Cummings (Wayward, Legends of the Dark Knight) take the Champions into uncharted territory, and the team will never be the same.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Talking About the Legacy of Stan Lee on CBC’s q Radio Show

It was a pleasure being in-studio with CBC’s q radio program this morning chatting with host Tom Power about Stan Lee’s legacy and the way his superhero stories turned the industry on their head. Give it a listen at the link.

CBC’s The National Remembers Stan Lee

I appear briefly in this CBC National report all about Stan Lee and his impact on the comic industry that aired last night:

Stan Lee: 1922-2018

There’s nothing I can say about Stan Lee’s cultural impact that won’t already be said better and more extensively by a thousand people who worked with Stan and knew him well.

All I can talk about is the way his exuberance for what he did inspired me to bust my butt.

Stan’s voice, his cadence, and his infectious barker-style salesmanship is as intrinsic to superhero comics for me as a heroic name, a mask, or a set of super powers. It’s part of the whole package.

Stan’s mannerisms and catchphrases were larger than life and when I was young I was swept up in its spell.

Every time I put myself and my work out there, I’m channeling a bit of Stan Lee.

I know it can be annoying at times, but I can’t help it. That exuberance gives me courage.

Writing is ego and fear and struggling to say something human. It’s solitary in the work and public in the presentation and it never quite feels right as you try and bridge that divide.

Stan did it with bravado. He did it with enthusiasm and heart, with bombast and a big smile.

Thanks for the alliterative inspiration and voluminous vocabulary, sir.

We’ll do our best to keep the House warm.

Champions #26 Reviews

Black Nerd Problems: 8.5/10 “I always praise the art in Champions for always nailing the look of each heroes powers on the page. Max Dunbar does an amazing job working off of Jim Zub’s story.”

Comic Book.com: 10/10 “The wild character designs for the new versions of the Champions are absolutely stunning, not to mention a ton of fun. “

Comic Book University: “Consistently one of the best books on the market.”

Geeked Out Nation: 8.5/10 “The artwork once again blew me away. I love to use the world fantastical to describe the appeal of the art, but that doesn’t do it justice at this point. I felt truly engaged by the way that Max Dunbar and Nolan Woodard engage us with this medieval-fantasy style to Weirdworld and the way that these characters have adapted to that setting.”

Shoot The Breeze: “I’m on the edge of my seat awaiting the storyline’s conclusion with next month’s Champions #27, the sign of a truly great comic!”

Up Here Magazine Interviews Snowguard

Up Here Magazine, a publication focused on Northern Canada and its people, has a special interview with Snowguard in their October/November 2018 issue.

The in-character interview covers Amka’s thoughts on being a superhero and representing Nunavut and the North. On top of that, Alpha Flight gets a little shout out and there’s a concise explanation of Snowguard’s powers. GIVE IT A READ!